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General Electric Theater: Committed




An ad seeking adventure lands author Dan Holiday (Alan Ladd) in a sanitarium where everyone keeps calling him "Stokes."

Season 3, Episode 11 (December 5, 1954)

Based on the Box 13 radio play, "Daytime Nightmare" which also starred Ladd.

General Electric Theater was hosted by Ronald Reagan and the original ads are included.


Run time 29 minutes 35 seconds
Audio/Visual sound, color

Reviews

Reviewer: richgoup - - September 19, 2012
Subject: Committed) G. E, True Theater
Season 3, episode 11.
Original air date: 5 December 1954.
Cast: Ronald Reagan (Host), Whit Bissell (Paul Wells), Tina Carver (Clarice), Frank Ferguson (Lt. King), Frank Gerstle, Virginia Gibson (Girl), John Howard (Dr. Cordell) and Alan Ladd (Dan Holiday).
This episode is based on the `Daytime Nightmare` episode from Alan Ladd`s 1948-49 radio series, `Box 13`, and was a pilot for a TV version of the series to star Ladd. It wasn`t picked up.
From IMDB.
Reviewer: Futuristfood - - July 18, 2012
Subject: wow! box 13!!!
this is great! box 13 t.v.!!!
Reviewer: The_Emperor_Of_Television - - July 16, 2012
Subject: Entertaining television
Television is a very underrated medium.


Good episode, very good.
Reviewer: ADDIE - - December 14, 2011
Subject: Yeah, Alan Ladd!
It is neat to, actually, see Ladd's radio charactor and he is just such a talented actor that even when you kind of know what is going to happen you do not want to miss a momnet.
You guys are right, Reagan is pretty unbearable, but, very happily, his parts of the program are easy to by-pass.
Reviewer: j.randel.dancing - - October 23, 2011
Subject: Excellent version of the radio hit.
I found this to be an excellent version of the radio play. Most don't translate as well. I did find that the visual aspect took some of the excitement away, but the voice and the production style worked well.
Reviewer: jazzfan - - June 14, 2011
Subject: "There You Go Again"
This is where Ronald Satan, B-movie actor, trained as a corporate pitchman where later on he became Corporate Amerika's pitchman.
Reviewer: mstamper - - June 14, 2011
Subject: Exciting
Alan Ladd was terrific. The story was believable and suspenseful. Picture and sound were fine. First class TV! More GE Theater please!
Reviewer: 60skid - - June 13, 2011
Subject: PRES REAGANS TRAINING GROUND
RONALD REAGAN , ALWAYS INTERESTED IN POLITICS, SPRENT MUCH OF THE 1950S AS HOST AND COMMMERCIAL SPOKSMAN FOR GE. HE ALSO TOURED AMERICA AS GE SPEAKER , DEVELOPING THE SPEAKING SKILLS AND POLIITCAL PHILOSOPHIES THAT WOULD SERVE AS BASIS FOR HIS LATER CAREER. MR WIZARD , DON HERBERT DOES COMMERCIAL . PRES REAGAN AT END GIVES A TEASER OF NEXT WEEKS DRAMA , STARRING THE FORMER MRS REAGAN, JANE WYMAN.
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